my config consists in a portal (EP7.0 - DB/CI + AS) and an ECC system (ECC 6.0 - DB/CI + AS).
Web developments are based on Abap Web Dynpro and are also located on ECC.
To ensure load balancing there are 2 web dispatchers : one on EP DB/CI, one on ECC DB/CI.
Those 2 systems are located in intranet. Intranet access are realized via http.
Moreover I need to open this solution to internet. I need a component to filter access in DMZ and ensure reverse proxy + https functions.
Technical target chain links are depicted below.
internet access : browser (https) -
> (https) reverse proxy in DMZ (http) -
> IS (Portal/ECC)
intranet access : browser (http) -
> IS (portal/ECC)
At the moment two application gateway solutions have been identified :
Apache (MOD_PROXY + MOD_HTTPS) - My configuration is based on Linux
SAP Web Dispatcher ("cascading" implementation as described in OSS note 740234)
I'm looking for PROs and CONs of those 2 solutions and I'm also seeking for the impact of ensuring https encryption/decryption at the application gateway level ("a priori" this usage is not transparent in term of server sizing - CPU/memory, do I require to implement an SSL accelerator ?).